Sunday, May 5, 2013

Tea With Thee

I love doing Tea With Thee.  This was our 3rd annual and it ended up being a lot of fun and we raised over 3,000.00 for our local pregnancy center.  RPCC helps many scared young women during an unexpected pregnancy.  We started with 5 churches 3 years ago and because of several changes in personnel are down to 2-Calvary Chapel and Immaculate Heart of Mary.  So, our first order of business will be to enlist the help of 2 additional churches before we plan next year's event.  Just selling 40 more tickets will automatically raise the proceeds by 800 dollars without any extra cost as all ingredients are donated.  We had 104 ladies -oops- 103 ladies and 1 gentleman this year which was a nice turnout-but 144 will be better:).

 Our one gentleman tea goer. He is a Gideon who is still going strong at 80

 Ladies arriving and checking out the gift baskets

Beautiful tables with the gift that each lady received compliments of Lynette Bredow-a beautiful handcrafted pin

My aunt's tea set-thank-you Aunt Dot

Nikki Jo's table and her sweet MIL who made 90 of the crocheted tea pots that you see in the foreground

The Hoolihan's

Gayle Sojourner's lovely table

Cecelia Beyer and Debbie Branch decorated the stage-quilt on the right is our auction quilt

 Great hat, Barbara Mandela!

 Our Jessie who does an amazing job organizing the food service

Cecelia Beyer organized the "thrift shop fashion show"

Mary Snyder modeling her outfit that was under 20.00

Bev Hubbard and granddaughter, Sydney showing their thrift store finds

Martha Henry in her finery

 Two sweet young ladies model their finds

Director, Anita Krisik tells the audience about the focus of the pregnancy center

Janet Corson gave a devotional about God's grace
Bev and helpers picking tickets for gift baskets, quilt, and door prizes

We also had some amazing worship from my friend, Patsy Long and Nikki Jo Dick. 

Quilting group friends, Patsy Long, Carole Livzly, and Lorna Little
I have no idea why I don't have pictures except that the songs they sang were so beautiful I didn't remember to take a picture.  Also, we were beautifully served by the men of Calvary Chapel and I didn't get a picture of them in their black pants and white shirts.

We had a great time-however, I went home at 4 and went right to bed!  I am fighting bronchitis and am still in my PJ's today-and don't feel guilty at all:)

1 comment:

Quiltedtime said...

What a lovely and beneficial event. Lots of good ideas with the beautiful tables, gift baskets, and fashion show. Well done!